Let’s talk about running boards in regards to the ’67 Beetle. Over years of wear and tear, they are often times replaced with the common black version. However, you may not be aware that 1967 was a very innovative year for Volkswagen. A deluxe ’67 Beetle would originally be fitted with running boards and fender beading to match the body paint color. In the event you’re looking to bring your ’67 Beetle back to its former glory, I’ve provided the correct color combinations, as well as a chart illustrating the information. You can download below. A huge thanks to Wolfsburg West for their help with my research.
Body color Running board color
L41 Black – Black Black
L282 Lotus White Savanna Beige
L456 Ruby Red Black
L518 Java Green Black
L620 Savanna Beige Savanna Beige
L633 VW Blue Black
L639 Zenith Blue Zenith Blue
L19K Yukon Yellow Black
Note: Colored running board mats were only installed onto deluxe and convertible models, standard models (hardtop and sunroof) were equipped with black mats, regardless of the exterior paint scheme.
We receive a fair amount of emails here at 1967beetle.com about the correct replacement flasher relay for the ’67 Beetle. Once again, Wolfsburg West has stepped up and rescued the vintage Volkswagen community with another quality part. Here’s the info, direct from the source.
“This is a duplicate of the original. It mounts and functions the same, and has a color-coded paper denoting the locations of the terminals, in addition to having the terminal numbers molded into the housing. Again, all of these attributes are as original.”
Part # 211953227BWW
One thing we get a TON of emails about here at 1967beetle.com is color combinations. It seems everyone wants to know what the correct combo is for their vintage pride and joy.
The ’67 Beetle comes in 7 colors. You can download this factory literature below if you’d like. It was submitted by fellow VW enthusiast Jody Sauvageau.
Just sent over to 1967beetle.com, this L633 VW Blue ’67 Vert is a fantastic car with a unique history. I’ll let Tim take it from here.
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My friends grandmother purchased this VW bug on Sept. 26 1966. She loved this car and rarely drove it. It has an astonishing 19,800 original miles! I have every receipt from day 1, including the window sticker, sales receipt, owners manual, etc. When she passed away a few years ago our friends took the car, but found it difficult to care for it. Since I love VWs (I owed a 1963 Transporter Panel 10 years ago), I adopted the family heirloom about a month ago. Given that this car spent it’s whole life in Illinois, there was some pretty bad rust damage to the under carriage. I had the support rails replaced, the shock towers replaced, and the metal under the both front fenders replaced. It cost a small fortune, but it saved this car from literally falling apart.
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